First printed in Great Britain in 1968. Appears unread, unclipped and not remaindered. Interior is crisp, clean and unmarked. Some creasing to the top corners of p.15 thru 20. Bright, clean gilt titles to the spine. Small stain to the fore-edge. Corners are sharp and square. Unclipped dustjacket is gently bumped and sunned to extremities, including the spine, 2cm non-penetrating scratch to rear wrap. Now protected in archival brodart jacket. First book and winner of the 1969 Edgar Award for best first novel.